Benjamin Harrison Quotes America "No other people have a government more worthy of their respect and love or a land so magnificent in extent, so pleasant to look upon, and so full of generous suggestion to enterprise and labor." Benjamin Harrison Source: Being President I have often thought that the life of the President is like that of the policeman in the opera, not a happy one. Benjamin Harrison Source: Columbus Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and achievement. The system of universal education is in our age the most prominent and salutary feature of the spirit of enlightenment, and it is peculiarly appropriate that the schools be made by the people the center of the day's demonstration. Let the national flag float over every school-house in the country, and the exercises be such as shall impress upon our youth the patriotic duties of American citizenship. Benjamin Harrison Source:http: /benjamin_harrison_a001.htm Deep Things "Will it not be wise to allow the friendship between nations to rest upon deep and permanent things? Irritations of the cuticle must not be confounded with heart failure." Benjamin Harrison Source: Election Night I knew that my staying up would not change the election result if I were defeated, while if elected I had a hard day ahead of me. So I thought a night's rest was best in any event. Benjamin Harrison Source: Family I have only a vague memory of my grandfather as I was only a child when he died but I will show all my family's famous name is safe in my keeping. Benjamin Harrison Source: I want to avoid everything that is personal and I want it understood that I am grandson of nobody. Benjamin Harrison Source: Funny I do the same thing every day. I eat three meals, sleep six hours and read dusty old books the rest of the time. My life is about as devoid of anything funny as the great desert is of grass. Benjamin Harrison Source: God's Commission We Americans have no commission from God to police the world. Benjamin Harrison Source:1888 address to Congress Law The evil works from a bad center both ways. It demoralizes those who practice it and destroys the faith of those who suffer by it in the efficiency of the law as a safe protectorů. But we must not forget that we take these gifts upon the condition that justice and mercy shall hold the reins of power and that the upward avenues of hope shall be free to all the people. Benjamin Harrison, Monday, 4 March 1889 Source: tuesday-10-january-2012-james-a-garfield-grover-cleveland-and-benjamin-harrison/ Lifes "Great lives never go out; they go on." Benjamin Harrison Source: Labor I pity the man who wants a coat so cheap that the man or woman who produces the cloth will starve in the process. Benjamin Harrison Source: Rich and Poor "The indiscriminate denunciation of the rich is mischievous.... No poor man was ever made richer or happier by it. It is quite as illogical to despise a man because he is rich as because he is poor. Not what a man has, but what he is, settles his class. We can not right matters by taking from one what he has honestly acquired to bestow upon another what he has not earned." Benjamin Harrison Source: Truth "The bud of victory is always in the truth." Benjamin Harrison Source: Wife After the heavy blow of the death of my wife, I do not think that I could have stood re-election. Benjamin Harrison Source: US President's Web Ring Home Page Howie's Great Democratic Quote Page Howie's Stupid GOP Quote Page MidnightFlyer's Homepage Great Democratic Speeches Howie's Presidential and Political Page Mail James Howington
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